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 intumesce intumesce

verb

  • expand abnormally  ( intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce )
    expand abnormally
     The bellies of the starving children are swelling
    The bellies of the starving children are swelling
  • move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically  ( bubble up, intumesce )
    move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically
     Gases bubbled up from the earth
    Gases bubbled up from the earth
     Marx's ideas have bubbled up in many places in Latin America
    Marx's ideas have bubbled up in many places in Latin America


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